Avatar for SkiColorado
Apr 30, 2018 5:39 PM CST
Thread OP

I bought this house last fall. I went to turn the dirt in the tiered garden the house came with and discovered about a foot down is a gravel layer covering weed prevention cloth. I don't believe in the stuff to begin with but it seems way too shallow to boot. Will veggies still grow here or do I need to dig out all this gravel and cloth?
Image
Apr 30, 2018 5:44 PM CST
Name: Rick Moses
Derwood, MD (Zone 7b)
Azaleas Hostas Tender Perennials Ferns Garden Photography Plant and/or Seed Trader
Forum moderator Region: United States of America Region: Mid-Atlantic Region: Maryland Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
It's possible that it was put in there to improve drainage and/or keep burrowing critters out. At any rate, you should be able to grow pretty much anything in a 12" deep bed.
LLK: No longer by my side, but forever in my heart.
Pal tiem shree tal ma.
Avatar for SkiColorado
Apr 30, 2018 5:53 PM CST
Thread OP

Thanks, what about stuff like potatoes? I remember from last year those things grew down quite deep.
Avatar for josebaca
May 2, 2018 8:08 AM CST
Name: J.R. Baca
Pueblo West Co. ( High Dessert (Zone 6a)
SkiCo.
Before you plant, dig or remove , check to see if you are connected to your towns treatment plant. What you described sounds a lot like the leaching section of a septic system. If so, then for a myriad of very good reasons you should cancel all your plans for that area. It could be very expensive otherwise.

Hope this helps,
J.R.
Only the members of the Members group may reply to this thread.
Member Login:

( No account? Join now! )

Today's site banner is by RootedInDirt and is called "Asian Pear"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.